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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BECKONED

Fouts, with a slip of paper in his hand, beckoned him from the door of his private office.

When, five minutes later, she beckoned him from the door of the barn, her eyes were red.

Young Howard beckoned to the professor from his place in the ranks.

One of the Stewards, following him with quick eyes, saw Mike and beckoned with a finger.

Her mother laid her finger on her lips, and beckoned silently.

I beckoned to Marco, and sent him to the wine-shop to find Pietro.

Cora beckoned him away, with an emotion of disgust she could not control.

She beckoned Arthur from the room, for she could no longer control herself.

Mr. Galloway, when he was departing, beckoned Constance into the hall.

When Mr. Yorke was leaving, he beckoned Constance and Arthur into the hall.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English gebecnian (West Saxon beacnian) "to make a mute sign," derivative of beacen "a sign, beacon," from Proto-Germanic *bauknjan (cf. Old Saxon boknian, Old High German bouhnen), from PIE root *bha- "to shine" (see beacon). Related: Beckoned; beckoning. The noun is attested from 1718, from the verb.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.